Colombian Police Arrest Leader of Ring of Drug-Trafficking Hitmen
By Dialogo May 18, 2011I think this newspaper is great since the articles appear in various languages and they are also important articles not jokes congratulations The Colombian police have announced the arrest of Jesús Hernández, who is accused of being the leader of the hitmen who work for one faction of the so-called Envigado Office, a criminal network in the service of drug traffickers, and for whom a reward of 110,000 dollars was being offered.
According to a report by the police, Hernández (alias ‘Chaparro’) is the second-in-command of the organization led by Ericcson Vargas (alias ‘Sebastián’).
Hernández’s arrest took place on Wednesday, but according to the police, it was announced on Sunday once his identification was confirmed, since the alleged criminal had altered the pads of his fingers.
On Wednesday, the police also announced the arrest in Aruba of Gustavo Alvarez (alias ‘Tavo’), the second-in-command of another faction of the Envigado Office, led by Maximiliano Bonilla (alias ‘Valenciano’).
The factions led by ‘Sebastián’ and ‘Valenciano’ are mired in a war to the death over control of retail cocaine trafficking and of their territory, in which their chief center of operations is the city of Medellín (400 km northwest of Bogotá).
The two are heirs of Diego Murillo (alias ‘Don Berna’), a drug trafficker and former paramilitary leader extradited to the United States in 2008.